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Proverbs 1:8-9 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Enticement of Sinners

Hear, my son, your father's instruction,
    and forsake not your mother's teaching,
for they are a graceful garland for your head
    and pendants for your neck.

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Proverbs 1:8-9 New International Version (NIV)

Prologue: Exhortations to Embrace Wisdom

Warning Against the Invitation of Sinful Men

Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
    and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
They are a garland to grace your head
    and a chain to adorn your neck.

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Proverbs 4:1-4 English Standard Version (ESV)

A Father's Wise Instruction

Hear, O sons, a father's instruction,
    and be attentive, that you may gain[a] insight,
for I give you good precepts;
    do not forsake my teaching.
When I was a son with my father,
    tender, the only one in the sight of my mother,
he taught me and said to me,
“Let your heart hold fast my words;
    keep my commandments, and live.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 4:1 Hebrew know
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Proverbs 4:1-4 New International Version (NIV)

Get Wisdom at Any Cost

Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction;
    pay attention and gain understanding.
I give you sound learning,
    so do not forsake my teaching.
For I too was a son to my father,
    still tender, and cherished by my mother.
Then he taught me, and he said to me,
    “Take hold of my words with all your heart;
    keep my commands, and you will live.

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Proverbs 10:1 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Proverbs of Solomon

10 The proverbs of Solomon.

A wise son makes a glad father,
    but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.

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Proverbs 10:1 New International Version (NIV)

Proverbs of Solomon

10 The proverbs of Solomon:

A wise son brings joy to his father,
    but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.

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Proverbs 11:29 English Standard Version (ESV)

29 Whoever troubles his own household will inherit the wind,
    and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.

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Proverbs 11:29 New International Version (NIV)

29 Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind,
    and the fool will be servant to the wise.

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Proverbs 15:20 English Standard Version (ESV)

20 A wise son makes a glad father,
    but a foolish man despises his mother.

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Proverbs 15:20 New International Version (NIV)

20 A wise son brings joy to his father,
    but a foolish man despises his mother.

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Proverbs 17:2 English Standard Version (ESV)

A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully
    and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.

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Proverbs 17:2 New International Version (NIV)

A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son
    and will share the inheritance as one of the family.

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Proverbs 17:6 English Standard Version (ESV)

Grandchildren are the crown of the aged,
    and the glory of children is their fathers.

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Proverbs 17:6 New International Version (NIV)

Children’s children are a crown to the aged,
    and parents are the pride of their children.

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Proverbs 17:21 English Standard Version (ESV)

21 He who sires a fool gets himself sorrow,
    and the father of a fool has no joy.

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Proverbs 17:21 New International Version (NIV)

21 To have a fool for a child brings grief;
    there is no joy for the parent of a godless fool.

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Proverbs 17:25 English Standard Version (ESV)

25 A foolish son is a grief to his father
    and bitterness to her who bore him.

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Proverbs 17:25 New International Version (NIV)

25 A foolish son brings grief to his father
    and bitterness to the mother who bore him.

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Proverbs 19:13 English Standard Version (ESV)

13 A foolish son is ruin to his father,
    and a wife's quarreling is a continual dripping of rain.

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Proverbs 19:13 New International Version (NIV)

13 A foolish child is a father’s ruin,
    and a quarrelsome wife is like
    the constant dripping of a leaky roof.

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Proverbs 19:26 English Standard Version (ESV)

26 He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother
    is a son who brings shame and reproach.

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Proverbs 19:26 New International Version (NIV)

26 Whoever robs their father and drives out their mother
    is a child who brings shame and disgrace.

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Proverbs 20:20 English Standard Version (ESV)

20 If one curses his father or his mother,
    his lamp will be put out in utter darkness.

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Proverbs 20:20 New International Version (NIV)

20 If someone curses their father or mother,
    their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.

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